Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:54:38 GMT
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.A recording of the call chronicles Trickle's calm admission to a Lincoln County 911More >>
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:48:58 GMT
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.AfterMore >>
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.More >>
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WEST COLUBMIA, SC (AP/WIS) - Time Warner Cable is expanding its operations in Lexington County, investing $24 million that's expected to create almost 650 new jobs during the next year.
The company said Friday that the new jobs are being created with an expansion of its telephone sales support and payment operations in West Columbia.
"Even in a recovering economy, Time Warner Cable continues to grow and is pleased to offer valuable, good paying jobs in Columbia," said Carol Hevey, executive vice president, Time Warner Cable East. "The addition of 644 jobs, which increases our South Carolina workforce by more than 50 percent, emphasizes our strong commitment to South Carolina."
The expansion increases the number of jobs that the company provides in South Carolina by more than 50 percent. Time Warner Cable already employs about 1,300 workers in the state.
Gov. Nikki Haley said that the expansion is another indication of South Carolina's business-friendly climate.
"We are excited to start the year off with today's job-creating announcement by Time Warner Cable. We celebrate the company's decision to expand with a $24 million investment and 644 new jobs in West Columbia. While we work to bring new companies to South Carolina, it speaks to the strength of our state's business-friendly climate when existing businesses like Time Warner Cable succeed and grow," said Haley.
"Time Warner Cable has been an important part of our state's business community for years and today's announcement shows they are committed to growing in South Carolina. The company's growth will bring good-paying jobs that will have an impact throughout Lexington County and the Midlands as a whole," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
The cable and internet company is currently hiring for the new jobs. It's planning to hold a job fair on Tuesday, January 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its West Columbia offices located at 3347 Platt Springs Road.
Another open house will be held on January 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn in Northeast Columbia, which is located at 8910 Farrow Road.
Friday, May 17 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:01:38 GMT
Video of State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parkingMore >>
Video of Democratic State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parking garage.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:23:04 GMT
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.Customers at the Walmart on South Lake Drive were asked to leave the store at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.Emergency crews are on the scene.More >>
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:01 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:01:40 GMT
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole. The couple wasMore >>
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.More >>
The newly re-named "Comet" (Central Midlands Transit) bus service will restore significant service on major, high-performing routes, which will enable riders increased access to the system this weekend.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:48:31 GMT
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States. To get in front of that problem, and the high dropout rate that can result, state lawmakers are proposingMore >>
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States.More >>